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Sunday, March 2, 2014
There have been a few changes in my life recently and I thought I would fill you in on a couple of them. Mostly they are good. One was just scary. Here we go!
This week I start my fourth week as a new store manager. Yes, my persistence and hard work has finally paid off. My district manager is the one who hired me almost two years ago as the commercial driver for the store he managed at the time. It helps that he knows me and is willing to help me learn as much as I can. He’s been a big help for me.
As usual, there is always a catch to beginning a new part of your life and mine has been no exception. First of all, I’m driving 150 miles every day. That is not so much fun. I am looking for a place over there but that has been slow too. Hopefully I will find something soon.
That brings us to the most traumatic incident of my new managerial position so far. Yes, I was on my way to work two weeks ago tomorrow along I90 and found a problem. We had a serious storm going on at the time and the road was rather patchy with ice. I had been slowing down more and more the entire way over there due to the road conditions. As I came up on a small crest in the road, my 4Runner was hit by a gust of wind and sent the back end of it sliding sideways. I couldn’t catch it.
I rolled my car. Yes, I rolled my car. Let’s not forget about the fact that I’ve only had it for a few months. Both right side doors and the right side fender are toast. The glass in the front passenger door is gone too. That actually isn’t the worst of it. The roof is wrinkled and it is leaking around the sun roof. It is fixable, but oh my pretty car!
Before you ask, I am fine. I was wearing my seat belt and didn’t get a scratch on me. Of course I’m still sore because our bodies are not designed to be jerked around like that, but nothing was broken and I climbed out of it on my own steam. Score for me!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Today is the first day I really start my training. For the next few weeks I’ll be in the store where I do most of my training before the panel interview with the regional big wigs. I am looking forward to learning more and being able to lead my own store.
Those of you still paying attention to this blog will know I haven’t been here for some time with only a couple of posts over the last year. Needless to say, I have been rather busy. Between school and work, there hasn’t been a lot of time for extras. It has meant basically no life outside of those things. Even my best friend and my mother have been wondering if I’m still alive and kicking. Well I am just not communicating much.
As I go along, I’ll try to keep you updated as much as possible. Remember I’m old and human. LOL! Be patient.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
My life has been changing quite a bit lately. It has been rather overwhelming at times. But I’m okay and I will be okay. I’m very excited about the future.
I was offered the store manager position for a new store that is being built. I’ve been working for an auto parts store for about a year and a half now. For the most part, I have been the commercial driver. In other words, I delivered parts. With the promotion, I have found out who my real friends are and who are not.
It is time to move on and not worry about how others perceive me. You all should do that too.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What is with everyone posting about food every day, all day on Facebook? Yes, this may turn into a rant. Grab your butts and hang on.
Why do you ask that I ask? Because I have to worry about diabetes and cholesterol, that’s why! Yes, my friends, yours truly has to be careful of EVERYTHING she eats because I was blessed by my parents with the double whammy. One side has heart disease and the other has diabetes. (Why didn’t they check their family history before I was begat?)
What it means for me is a complete lifestyle change. It means diet changes on every aspect. For the cholesterol issues, I have to watch anything with red meat and starch, and for the diabetes it’s anything with carbs. What does that leave me to eat? Not much!
And then I pull up Facebook just to see biscuits, gravy, and cherry cheesecake today. FROM PEOPLE I KNOW ARE DIABETIC!!! So why do I see these foods on their pages? Okay, so it’s their business.
For my own life, I am doing well with my own numbers. My A1C was 5.1 although I am trying to make it lower. My cholesterol numbers are a little high but not shockingly so. I am on medication and through diet I have been able to lose over 40 pounds, lose 4 jean sizes, and feel good. Why? Because I’m not ready to keel over tomorrow. Yeah, it’s that simple.